2024 Stratham 4-H Summerfest


Stratham Hill Park Fairgrounds
270 Portsmouth Ave
Stratham, NH 03885
United States

We are excited to announce the return of the Stratham 4-H Summerfest! All New Hampshire  4-H youth have the opportunity to show animals during this one-day public event on July 20.  Animal shows include dairy, beef, sheep, goats, dogs, rabbits and working steer.

Strafford and Rockingham County 4-H youth are invited to display their projects in the exhibit hall.

Outside of the event itself, there will be opportunities for 4-H'ers to get together for special 4-H-only events on Friday night.


Starham Summerfest logo shows two cows looking at a firetower.

The 4-H Stratham Summerfest will be open to the public from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 20.
At the Summerfest, the finished results of 4-H member and volunteer leader efforts are on display, emphasizing practical life skills gained through a broad variety of 4-H projects and activities. These projects are displayed in the 4-H Building, livestock barns, and show rings.

4-H youth at Stratham Fair


Friday, July 19th, 2024

4-H Friends and Alumni Potluck and Forestry Competition

Saturday, July 20th, 2024

10:00 a.m. Animal Shows begin

4:00 p.m. Softball Game Opening Ceremony

4:30 p.m. 4-H Awards

Animal Shows

Many 4-H members work on projects related to agriculture and animal husbandry. 4-H members from across New Hampshire show their animals and practice their skills, not only as they pursue ribbons and fair premiums, but also as they work to educate other fair visitors about responsible agricultural practices.

Premium Book

The 2024 Stratham 4-H Summerfest Animal Premium Book provides a list of guidelines and classes for each animal exhibit.

How to enteR

All entries for animals and classes must be completed through 4H Online. Deadline: Friday, June 28rd.

Building Exhibits

Exhibits in the 4-H Building at Stratham Summerfest include individual and club/program displays on cooking, rocketry, shooting sports, gardening, sewing and textiles, GPS navigation, communications skills, wind power, hiking and environmental stewardship, service learning, and much more!

Premium Book

The 2024 4-H Building Premium Book provides you with  a list of information about exhibit guidelines, classes and item descriptions. Contact us with any questions about guidelines or class selections.

How to enter

All entries for 4-H building exhibits must be completed through 4H Online and each item must be listed through Building Exhibit Entry Form collection. Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2024

Entry Form for Building Exhibit Items

Request Display Space in the 4-H Building

We invite Rockingham and Strafford County 4-H Clubs, Groups and Families to create a display for the 4-H Building to showcase 4-H projects and activities over the past year!
Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2024

Display Space Request Form

Potted Flower Arrangement Competition

4-H Clubs and Families may enter an ornamental potted flower arrangement for the 2024 Flower Arrangement Competition!

Arrangements may include any assortment of flowers, ornamental grasses, and herbs to create a living piece of art! Please enter details in 4-H Online.

King Arthur Baking Competition

Youth Baking Competition Recipe: Graham Crackers. See Building Display Premium Book for details and register via 4-H Online.

Volunteer Opportunities

4-H Building Clean-Up

Can you help with 4-H Building Clean-up on any of the following date?

June 29th (Saturday) - 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Please RSVP to Caitlin.Wollack@unh.edu with the clean up day(s) you plan to attend.

Staff the 4-H Exhibit Hall during the Summerfest

Can you help staff the 4-H Exhibit Hall during the Fair? It is ideal for both Club Leaders and youth who want to showcase their Club and recruit new members and for parents of youth who are showing animals. Typical duties include looking cool behind the 4-H information and merchandise table, laughing with friends (who you asked to volunteer with you), sharing warm greetings with fairgoers, and getting free 4-H clothing for being so generous with your time and knowledge about 4-H. Expect to help direct people to other locations on the fairgrounds, hand out 4-H program information to interested new families, and take care of merchandise transactions.

Please email Caitlin.Wollack@unh.edu if you are interested in volunteering in the 4-H Exhibit Hall.

Be a Project or Display Judge

We need help judging 4-H project entries on Thursday, July 18, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  and Friday, July 19, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Please email Caitlin.Wollack@unh.edu if you are interested in judging 4-H project entries.